Nerve sparing can preserve orgasmic function in most men after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Aged
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Recovery of Function
  • Trauma, Nervous System

MeSH Major

  • Laparoscopy
  • Organ Sparing Treatments
  • Orgasm
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Robotics

abstract

  • •  To investigate orgasmic outcomes in patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and the effects of age and nerve sparing on these outcomes. •  Between January 2005 and June 2007, 708 patients underwent RALP at our institution. •  We analysed postoperative potency and orgasmic outcomes in the 408 men, of the 708, who were potent, able to achieve orgasm preoperatively and available for follow-up. •  Of men aged ≤60 years, 88.4% (198/224) were able to achieve orgasm postoperatively in comparison to 82.6% (152/184) of older men (P < 0.001). •  Of patients who received bilateral nerve sparing (BNS) during surgery, 273/301 (90.7%) were able to achieve orgasm postoperatively compared with 46/56 (82.1%) patients who received unilateral nerve sparing and 31/51 (60.8%) men who received non-nerve-sparing surgery (P < 0.001). •  In men ≤60 years who also underwent BNS, decreased sensation of orgasm was present in 3.2% of men, and postoperative orgasmic rates were significantly better than men ≤60 years who underwent unilateral or no nerve sparing (92.9% vs 83.3% vs 65.4%, respectively; P < 0.001). •  Potency rates were also significantly higher in men ≤60 years and in those who underwent BNS. •  Age and nerve sparing influence recovery of orgasm and erectile function after RALP. •  Men ≤60 years old and those who undergo BNS are most likely to maintain normal sexual function. © 2011 THE AUTHORS. BJU INTERNATIONAL © 2011 BJU INTERNATIONAL.

publication date

  • February 2012

has subject area

  • Aged
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organ Sparing Treatments
  • Orgasm
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Recovery of Function
  • Robotics
  • Trauma, Nervous System

Research

keywords

  • Comparative Study
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10402.x

PubMed ID

  • 21851544

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 596

end page

  • 602

volume

  • 109

number

  • 4